Mobile chat has become an integral part of the digitized world. Talking of chats we are not only talking about social media, dating, or similar kinds of apps but more. Mobile chat has become an important part of online business as well. From the chatbots on the website to the chat support on various apps, the chatting arena has got some serious stakes. That’s why there is a constant demand for mobile chat application development-related services from the IT and allied services firms. Developing a mobile chat application is not that difficult if you know some of the basics of programming and development.
Adobe’s PhoneGap is a software development framework that specializes in mobile application development. With the help of the framework, you can develop effective and efficient. If you are a novice when it comes to coding, apps, and development then there is nothing much to worry about. You can even hire the services of the PhoneGap development company that specializes in development using the framework. You can get the customized need-based apps as a part of their service delivery.
The first and foremost thing for the development of software is the installation of the development tools. The same is the case here. You have to install PhoneGap. To do that you have to install Cordova. Now, based on the features you want in your mobile chat application you have to proceed with the installations of the tools. Taking Android as the target platform here the next step would require installing Android SDK. To install the PhoneGap’s tools there is a whole new command in line interface tool. This tool is based on Node.js. The tool installation process takes some time thus you have to be patient as the process goes on.
Once the installation is done and you have properly checked the run of the software on your system it’s time for the next step. The next step involves the creation of the project. Create a basic project, program something like ‘Hello world’. The tool carries in its platforms, plugins, and hooks. The platform is a compile on, the plugin is a specific feature that can be added to a living program.
On the other hand, the hook is a folder to shelter scripts that should be run at individual stages of an app.
Getting To The Coding
An important step in the program or application development cycle is the testing of the code. Technically termed software testing the task involves the running of the code on a real-time or simulation basis. This is done to ensure that there is no error or bug in the program. The surfacing of the error at the testing stage is essential to ensure that when the app is live the users don’t have to face glitches. The glitches are something that only adds to the mystery of users making the development a low on the quality affair. Thus, take out sufficient time for testing
the codes and check the output based on various parameters.
The Cordova Code
Now, since you are developing a mobile chat application you have to adopt the app for a specific platform. We here take the example of the Android operating system which dominates 80% of the mobile systems that are operating out there. Now, in accordance with the code that you created and tested develop a Cordova code for Android. This is important as the Cordova code is important to allow the
already created code to get a proper platform to run. Without this, your application would not be running smooth or in fact not running on the Android-based platform.
Similarly, if you are developing the app for iOS or Windows the Cordova code would help the created code to be integrated into the particular platform. Next up you have to test this Cordova code on the Android test emulator (if the platform is Android). Test and check the responses.
Run The Code
The final step here involves the running of the code on an Android device. Yes, finally you have to enter the proper code on the device. What this would mean that the application would be installed on the app. Next, you have to launch the application and check. Run the application and check all the features that you coded whether they are working well or not. If yes then bang in if not then locate the error and relaunch the app on the device.
Author Bio –
Hermit Chawla is a MD at AIS Technolabs which is a Web/App design and
Development Company, helping global businesses to grow by Global Clients. He
love to share his thoughts on Web & App Development, Clone App Development
and Game Development.